Key to Caring Volume 1

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Key to Caring

Issue 1, May 2016

Official Bulletin of Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Club

In this Issue:

Successful Service Projects

Committee Information

District Board Introductions

District Project

& much more!

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In this Issue...

Governor's Introduction

International Trustee's Introduction

District Goals

Featured Service Projects

Committee Updates

Key Club Partners and Charities

District Project Information

Upcoming District Events

DCON Recap

District Board Introductions

Contact Information

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Hello Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Clubbers,

Welcome to the very first Key to Caring! This publication will be released quarterly throughout the year to

keep you updated with the District Board and provide resources to help your club succeed! My name is

Taylor Hurst and I will be serving as your District Governor for the 2016­2017 Key Club year. I’m super

excited to work with all of you to make this year the most successful one ever!

First off, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I am currently a junior at Kimberly High School. Aside from

Key Club, I take part in many activities in my own school, including Life Force, Cross Country, Link Crew,

National Honor Society, the United Way Youth Board, and the Fox Cities Dance Marathon Planning

Committee. I absolutely love getting involved, especially when I can work with kids, which is a huge part

of my life! I aim to go on to college to complete my Master’s Degree in either Early Childhood Education

or Elementary Education. Outside of school, I enjoy being with my friends and family. I do my best to

spend time with them as much as possible; while I make my schoolwork a priority, I do my best to have

some fun every once in a while, usually by watching a romantic comedy or going on a hike with whoever

wishes to join me!

Introductions aside, there is a lot I would like to accomplish with your help this year. I would like to put an

emphasis on communication between clubs and the District Board so that we can eliminate any gaps

between us and strengthen our unity. It never fails to put me in awe how much we can do as a unified

District, and by contacting one another face to face and through platforms such as email and social

media, I know that we will be able to increase our impact on our homes, schools, and communities as

Key Clubbers!

Another goal I’d like to accomplish is to give back to two organizations that have supported our District for

years. Camp Wawbeek in Wisconsin and BayCliff Health Center in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan do

incredible things each year when they open their gates to campers who have been mentally and

physically challenged throughout their lives. These two camps are equipped with phenomenal staff that

helps their campers reach new heights and defeat any predispositions that may have held them back. It is

my honor to announce that these camps will be the District Project! There are a plethora of ways to

support these camps through fundraisers and service projects, and I truly believe that if we are able to

work together, we can change the lives of countless children and adults who are faced with disabilities

and confirm their beliefs that they are capable of doing anything.

Key Club has had an enormous influence on me; I have

become close with so many people from every corner of the

world, and I have truly learned to lead and serve my home,

school, and community. Now, I have the opportunity to lead

and serve the entire Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District, and

I am so thankful for this opportunity. Please don’t hesitate to

contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions

that you have throughout the year! Together, we will propel

the Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District to new heights!

Yours in service,

Taylor Hurst

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A message from our

International Trustee...

Hey there, WIUM Key Clubbers!

I'm sure many of you guys are wishing the last day of school came faster.

And just because the end of the school year is coming, that does not mean

service has to come to an end! Some of the most efficient service projects

and fundraisers happen during the summer, but most clubs do not take

advantage. The key club website has ton ideas on service projects for all

levels of difficult and size so make sure to check it out!

I had an absolute blast attending District Convention in Green Bay in early

March. It was incredible to see how two states can come together to perform

a huge convention. I was pleasantly surprised of how much enthusiasm and

love for service everyone I met there had. And speaking of conventions, if

you haven't already don't forgot to looking into attending this years

International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The International Board has

been working tirelessly to make this convention a unique and unforgettable

experience. I would love to see my favorite group of northerners down in my

part of the south.

If you have any questions about

anything to don't be afraid to contact me

at: khines@alabamakeyclub.org. I hope

to see a bunch of you in Atlanta!

Yours in service,

International Trustee

Kacie Hines

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District Goals

1. Raise $12,000 for the District Project

How can you help? It's easy! Plan fundraisers with your

club to raise money for the District Project.

2. Have 900 DCON Attendees

How can you help? Talk to your club about registering for

DCON 2017 which is March 2­5 and spread the word!

3. Charter 10 New Clubs by DCON

How can you help? Find schools who would be interested in

chartering a Key Club or Builder's Club and contact your LTG.

4. Have 60% MRF Submission by DCON

How can you help? Have your club fill out Monthly Report

Forms due the 5th of each month, and remember it's not

too late to fill out any MRFs for previous months! Click

here for the link!

5. Increase membership by 10% and

have 50% membership dues turned in

by DEC. 1st

How can you help? Recruit, Recruit, Recruit! Hold member

drives and promote Key Club through social media to

spread the word! Contact your LTG for more ideas.

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Featured Service Projects

Writing Articles for the Key to Caring

Hey there! Want to share about an accomplishment your club has had

for the Key to Caring? If so, please submit an article about it! These

articles can be about anything in Key Club from outstanding individuals

to successful service projects. It is a great way for members all over the

Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District to read about what other Key Club

members are accomplishing. If you have any questions or want to

submit an article, please find the submission form on the District

Website or contact Liberty Moore at wium.libertymoore@gmail.com.

Fox Cities Dance Marathon!

On April 23rd, Key Clubbers from all over Division 7 came together to

attend the Fox Cities Dance Marathon, benefitting the Children’s Miracle

Network. The Planning Committee worked extremely hard all year to

plan this event. Without a doubt, this was a night to remember. There

was so much to do including music to dance to, cards to write to the

children and games to play in the gym! At the top of each hour we had a

morale dance which included every participant, and following the morale

dance we had different patients tell their stories regarding how

Children's Miracle Network has saved their lives. Together, we raised

nearly $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network! This event truly shows

that together, we can make a difference.

­Abby Dollevoet: Lt. Governor Division 7

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Committee Updates

District Project Chair: Ben Lilleskov

This year I am really excited to foster the support of Wisconsin's Camp Wawbeek and the

Upper Peninsula's BayCliff Health Center! It is my goal to get as many clubs as possible

raising a grand total of $12,000 for these camps and to get people fired up about helping

and learning about these amazing organizations. I hope to encourage and inspire many

clubs by sharing and providing fundraising ideas to ensure that these camps get the

support and assistance that they need. I am very excited to work with these camps this

year and I cannot wait to work with all of you!

K­Family Relations Chair: Charlotte Strom

The purpose of the K­Family Relations Committee is to act as the liaison between Key

Club and the other branches of the K­Family. This committee is in charge of helping clubs

get in contact and work with their local K­Family counterparts and to help promote K­

Family events throughout the year. My goal as K­Family Relations Chair is to increase

membership to K­Family Events and to create a resource that directly helps the members.

There are plenty of clubs out there who are not in contact with their sponsoring Kiwanis

Club, which is a big problem. I plan on making it easier to work with your Kiwanis Clubs by

creating a booklet for Club Presidents and Advisors. From reestablishing weekly contact,

to planning a new service project, to asking for sponsorship requests, everything will be

included in this booklet. Our Kiwanis Clubs are here to help us, but they can’t help us if

they don’t know who we are!

Membership Development Chair: Ethan VanEnkevort

There is no secret formula to membership development. This position takes work,

determination, creativity, and enthusiasm. But, more importantly, it takes a little bit of

planning. That is why our Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Club Governor, Taylor Hurst,

has appointed me to this position. The membership development committee, of course,

have many goals for this Key Club year. One of our District Goals is to increase

membership by 10% and you can help make this happen! It is our goal to make Key Club

bigger and better this year by creating membership recruitment materials as well as

resources to help clubs retain their membership. Keep a look out for new resources

coming soon!

Strategic Plan & Bylaws and Policies Chair: Anjali Dvorak

My name is Anjali Dvorak, and this year I am serving as the Strategic Plan & Bylaws and

Policies Committee Chair on the WI­UM District Board. I’m going to work with our parent

club, Kiwanis, and our sister club, Circle K, to create a five year strategic plan for our

district. I am excited for this new Key Club year and can't wait to start working with clubs

and the district as a whole!

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Events Chair: Carrie Kroner

The Events Committee involves publicizing events that are happening throughout the

district and connecting you with resources and tools to help you succeed. We will create

materials to promote events such as DCON and Key Leader. One of the main goals of

the district this year is to better communication, and this committee will utilize videos,

posters, and technology in general as ways to reach out to the clubs and members of our

Organization.

UP­ New Club Development Chair: Mary Pat Massopust

As the Upper­Michigan New Club Development Chair, it is my duty to work towards

achieving our District Goal of chartering 10 new clubs throughout the District. To do this, I

will work with LTGs to charter new clubs of their own, and to revive clubs whose

membership has expired. I feel like this is an attainable goal that I can not only achieve,

but do so with great success. I will keep in communication with clubs to assure that these

clubs feel secure so that they are able to function efficiently on their own and excel!

WI­ New Club Development Chair: Amanda Stickney

The Wisconsin New Club Development Committee’s purpose is to establish and aid in

establishing clubs in Wisconsin. This committee also helps to recharter Key Clubs. This

year I hope to charter 6 new clubs in Wisconsin to work towards our District Goal of

chartering 10 new clubs by next DCON and expand our District so more high school

students can experience our wonderful organization!

Preferred Charities Chair: Eva Nemiroff

As your Preferred Charities Chair, I would like to see more collaboration throughout the

district in terms of discussion and exchange of ideas and fundraising events. This would

entail not only creating resources, but also connecting clubs to discuss and share

fundraising ideas. I also think that face to face communication is important so that clubs

can work together to plan events and benefit the District’s Preferred Charities!

PR/Social Media Chair: Olivia Capodilupo

As the Social Media Chair, it is my job is to spread news, exciting events, and service

opportunities through social media! It is my goal is to successfully keep everyone

informed in the easiest ways possible! It's going to be a great year, and I can't wait to

work with you all!

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Key Club Co-Sponsor

Rustic Pathways

Imagine traveling the world while serving others at the same time!

Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality

international community service, education, and adventure. For

more information about the incredible trips offered, find your local

connection at rusticpathways.com/keyclub.

Key Club Vision Partner

Nickelodeon

Vision Partner Nickelodeon inspires kids to take action and

make a difference in the world. Through the Big Help and

Worldwide Day of Play initiatives, kids and adults work together

to plan events and activities in the following areas: health &

wellness, education, service and the environment.

Preferred Charity Highlight

Children's Miracle Network

Children's Hospital Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that

raises money to benefit hospitalized kids while increasing awareness of

its member hospitals. If your club or division is looking for a way to

make a difference, you can buy a Blizzard from Dairy Queen on Miracle

Treat Day, plan a Miracle Project or look into putting together a Dance

Marathon!

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District Project

Governor Taylor has decided that rather than having a governor's project, we are

going to focus on the District Project which includes Camp Wawbeek in

Wisconsin and Bay Cliff Health Center in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The

District goal for this project is to raise $12,000 this year and you can help

achieve this goal!

So, what even is the District Project?

Camp Wawbeek: Camp Wawbeek aims to give children and adults with

cognitive disabilities an opportunity to meet new friends and take on

new challenges through a wide variety of recreational and social

activities. The presence of supportive and well-trained staff and

volunteers assures that campers’ needs are being met and puts

sometimes anxious parents and caregivers at ease. Camp Wawbeek

continues to give campers the “wings” they need to do things they have

never done before – and treasured memories that last a lifetime.

For more information, visit: https://camp.eastersealswisconsin.com/

Bay Cliff Health Center: Bay Cliff Health Center is a non-profit wellness

camp located in Big Bay, Michigan, that offers year-round programs

which promote wellness for children and adults with physical

disabilities. Bay Cliff Health Center works with people of every age to

help them learn how to live on their own through group and individual

programs; much like the programs offered at Camp Wawbeek.

For more information, visit: http://www.baycliff.org/

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ICON

Join over 1,600 Key Clubbers from all across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean! Key Club

International Convention (ICON) will take place July 6­10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is truly the event of a lifetime and you do not want to miss out! At ICON, thousands of Key Clubbers will

collaborate to share creative service project ideas, listen to amazing speakers, elect next year's Key Club

International Board, learn more about what it takes to be a leader, and make memories and friendships that will

last a lifetime!

In addition, the WIUM District Tour will include a movie tour including touring sets of popular movies such as

Catching Fire and many others, a trip to the Coca Cola Factory and watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July!

Join us for our 12th year of Key Leader at Camp

Wawbeek on September 16­18, 2016

If you want to take your leadership skills to a whole new

level, then this weekend is for you! It's a weekend of

growth, leadership, personal development, fun and

friends. Key Leader combines hands on learning, group

interactions and focused discussion to help you grow as

a leader and a person.

Check out our website: www.wiumkeyleader.org

or contact Key Leader Coordinator Justin Hahn:

info@wiumkeyleader.org for more details.

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Recap

Wow, there is definitely no place like DCON! The 2016 Wisconsin­

Upper Michigan District Convention was held at the Hyatt Regency

in Green Bay from March 11­13. At the Opening Session on the

DCON

first night, Keynote Speaker Matt Glowacki delivered his inspiring

story about how he is able to still be successful in life, even without

his legs. While talking about what happiness truly is, he gave all of

the Key Clubbers bubbles and yummy dark chocolate filled with

salted caramel! While his message was very serious,

he still incorporated plenty of humor. After the Opening

Session, there were many workshops that the members could

choose from, whether it was training for their position on the

club level or learning new skills and ideas to bring back to their

home club. Later Friday night, the “Cheer your Ruby Red Slippers

Off” contest was very successful! Different schools participated in

this Cheer Off in order to raise money for the District Project. To

end the night, Key Clubbers danced the night away at the Yellow

Brick Block Party! The new District Board was also elected at

DCON for the 2016­2017 Key Club year. On Saturday, candidates

participated in caucus sessions with the members, and then

delegates voted during the House of Delegates later Saturday

night. The weekend came to an end Sunday morning at the

Closing Session where the 2015­2016 District Board was retired

and the 2016­2017 District Board was installed. This weekend was

a fantastic way to celebrate all of the hard work our Key Club

members have put into this organization!

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Executive Board Introductions

Emily Li

Secretary-Treasurer:

Hello, Key Clubbers!

My name is Emily Li, and I will be serving as your District Secretary ­ Treasurer! Before I jump into my excitement

about the upcoming year, let me tell you about myself: I am an analyst. I believe in the existence of aliens and am

fascinated by chaos theory. At the same time, I’m a romantic. I sketch strangers on train rides and cherish heartfelt

goodbye’s. Someday, I hope to study the cosmos, earning a doctorate in astrophysics from M.I.T., but until then,

let’s explore the upcoming year.

As your District Secretary ­ Treasurer, it is my duty to compile every moment spent reading stories to little kids,

every minute spent raking yards for veterans, and every hour dedicated to someone other than yourself into one big

database. A database (every statistician’s favorite word) meant to not only serve as a reference point on our way to

our goals, but meant to celebrate all that we have and will accomplish! In our never­ending effort to communicate,

these charts will be available to every member, updating every Key Clubber with a numerical “State of the District.”

Along with maintaining the financial vibrancy of our district, my goal this year is to

increase the number of Monthly Report Forms and Club Officer Information Sheets

turned in. After all, these strengthen our communication infrastructure.

I can’t wait to meet everyone in our beautiful organization! Together, we can make the

world a much more lovely place through service!

Yours in service,

Emily Li

Editor: Liberty Moore

Bulletin

Hello, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Clubbers!

My name is Liberty Moore and I will be serving as your 2016­2017 District Bulletin Editor. I am incredibly thrilled to have the opportunity

to get to know all of you better and help strengthen the District over this year!

To begin, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I am currently a junior at Kimberly High School. Aside from Key Club, I take part in many

activities in my own school, including Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, Life Force, and Band. Outside of school, I work at a nearby

hotel as a Lifeguard in their indoor pool. All of these activities, including the heavy load of homework high school provides, keeps me

quite busy, however, there is always time in my life for Key Club.

This year as your District Bulletin Editor, my main goal is to make the district publication, the Key to Caring, more accessible to our

members at the club level. I plan on communicating with our Lieutenant Governors to have our publications sent to all club board

members within their division.

Another goal I’d like to accomplish is to encourage Key Clubbers to submit articles to the Key to

Caring. There are so many successful events and outstanding members in our district, and I would

like to make sure our members feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I believe that the more

articles being submitted to the Key to Caring, the more opportunities that members have to

improve their Key Club experience.

I am so excited to begin working closely with our club officers and bulletin editors! Feel free to

contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns anytime. I’m very excited to see

what our District and Clubs will accomplish this upcoming Key Club year!

Yours in service,

Liberty Moore

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Executive Board Introductions

of Committees: Kristen Navis

Director

Hello Key Clubbers!

My name is Kristen Navis and I will be serving as your District Director of Committees for the 2016­2017 Key Club year. I’m incredibly

grateful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to work with all of you! Before I tell you about how excited I am for this year, I want to tell you

a little about myself.

I am currently a sophomore at Neenah High School. I have 4 siblings, and my 3 older siblings have all been in Key Club, so even though

this is only my second year in Key Club, service has been a big part of my life for a long time. Aside from being involved in Key Club, I

am also part of my school’s Health Careers Academy, which allows me to further explore my love for science and the medical field. In

my free time (however limited it may be some days) I really enjoy reading, being outside, and spending time with my friends and family.

Now that you know a little about me, I’d like to tell you about my goals this year. One of my goals this year is to increase the productivity

of the Committee Chairs, and to ensure the creation of useful documents for the whole district. The Committee Chairs, and everything

they do during the year, are vitally important to the district. This year, I will make sure the Committees continue to be an asset to the

district, and to each and every one of you.

Key Club isn’t just a club, or an extracurricular activity, it’s truly a way of life. So many have

embraced the Key Club way of life, and I hope to see even more people getting the chance to do the

same this year. Our district has so much potential, and this year we will continue to strive to be our

best. I want to help you succeed, with the help of a strong and dedicated District Board, and with the

help of the Committee Chairs.

So that’s me, and what I hope to achieve this year, all with your help of course. Key Club has

impacted my life in ways I can hardly explain, and I know many of you feel the same way. Let’s work

together this year, and make this year the best one yet!

Yours in service,

Kristen Navis

of Technology: Mikaela Hanrahan

Director

Hey Key Clubbers!

My name is Mikaela Hanrahan and I will be serving as your District Director of Technology for this 2016­2017 Key Club year! I look

forward to meeting all of you this upcoming year and working together to make a positive impact in our district!

I am currently a junior at St. Mary’s Springs Academy, where I am an active member in our school. I am currently involved in Vocal

Jazz, Choir, Math Team, Creative Writing Club, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Teen Council Leadership Board, Music Liturgy,

Theater, and of course, Key Club. In my freetime I enjoy reading, performing, and singing. I live with my sister, parents, and my dog,

Maggie. Key Club has been a very significant part of my life since freshman year. It has allowed me to become part of a community

that shares my passion for service. These past two years on the District Board as Director of Technology have allowed me to grow in

my understanding and love of Key Club. This year, I hope to surpass the previous years’ accomplishments and lead you all through

another successful year of service!

As District Director of Technology, I would like to make a point to reach out to clubs and encourage

them to create a club website, because it can be a very beneficial resource for interdivisional

communication. Secondly, I would like to directly contact all club webmasters in order to set up a

communication network that we can use to share ideas, answer questions, and contribute articles to

the Webmaster Wisdom newsletter. It is my goal to make all of your jobs easier by providing resources

to help you throughout the year. Also, I would like to publish four more newsletters this year which will

include helpful tips for club webmasters to enhance their use of technology as well as information about

what we have been doing in our district on a technological scale.

I look forward to serving you on the District Board this year and cannot wait to see how we can make a

difference together. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime!

Yours in friendship and service,

Mikaela Hanrahan

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Sage Holloway, and I am the new Lieutenant Governor of Division 1. I’m very passionate about

service to others in all forms, and that is why I joined Key Club. I am also involved in National Honors Society, Link Crew, and choir at

my school. In my free time, I compete in speech competitions through SkillsUSA and am very involved in theater, in school and out. I

have given a lot of thought to the goals I have for this year. Above all else, I want to stress communication. I have strong lines of

communication within my school’s club and a couple others, but I want the entire division to feel connected to each other.

Division 1: Sage Holloway

This brings me to my next goal, which is to unite the division. I want to expand Key Club beyond the individual and really capture how

much of a group effort service can be. A group working together can do so much more than the sum of its parts, and this relates to

our division and the impact that we are able to have in our communities by working together. I want to create this unity while also

stressing individual contribution. There is a reason students join Key Club, and it’s because they want to make a difference.

I believe that starting projects that students are passionate about will increase morale

and membership retention. If we cater the service projects to what the people feel motivated

to do, individuals will feel like they can and are making a difference. Only then can we really

have the strong network and community that I really want to see in the coming year.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year of volunteering and changing communities with

wonderful and dedicated people like you!

2: Mariana Beltran-Hernandez

Division

Hello fellow Key Clubbers! My name is Mariana Beltran­Hernandez and I am the current Lieutenant

Governor for Division 2 and the Immediate Past Lieutenant Governor for Division 1. I am currently a

sophomore at Burlington High School in Burlington, WI. Apart from Key Club, I play the cello and am

involved in another service club named DRIVEN. My favorite subject is history and I plan on studying

politics or law in college. Finally, I plan on being a part of the Kiwanis family for the rest of my life.

Despite already having prior experience holding a district board position, I have a different game plan for

this term. I plan on improving communication in my division. The lack of communication that often takes

place between clubs and their lieutenant governors is a huge issue that needs to be tackled. I plan on

keeping constant correspondence with my clubs this year. This way, I can improve not only the number of

submissions of Monthly Report Forms but also attendance at District Convention. I hope to work at my

goals and achieve them successfully.

3: Hello Division 3 Key Clubbers! My name Christianne Albers and I will be serving as your Lieutenant Governor for the 2016­2017

Key Club Year. First off, a little bit about myself. I am currently a junior at Waukesha West High School. I am part of many clubs at

school which include Ignition, student council, art club and of course, Key Club! I love going on long runs and love to play soccer. I

am highly driven and hope one day to go into the medical field, specifically pediatric oncology. Just like you, I like hanging out with

my friends and I make balance between my school, work, clubs/activities and family time a priority.

Although I am not physically in your division, I do plan on making trips down to your division when

necessary. I have many goals in plan for this year, one of which is increasing the number of Key

Clubbers in our division. You can never have too many people who are as passionate about service

and making a difference in your community as you are! One way to do this is by chartering new

clubs, so if you know of any school interested in starting a Key Club in your area please let me know

so that I can get in contact with them!

My philosophy in life is that “hard work pays off”, which is especially true in Key Club. If you work

hard to achieve your goals, it will pay off and you will see those results in your local Key Club and in

your everyday life. Together, I hope that we can make this year great and successful!

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

4: Olivia Division

Hello, Key Clubbers! I am very excited for this upcoming year of service, and can’t wait to share it with all

of you. My name is Olivia Nortwen, and I am a junior at Stoughton High School. I have been in Key Club

since my freshman year, but this is my first time on the District Board, and I am the Lieutenant Governor

for Division 4.

I have many goals for my new position as Lieutenant Governor, but my main one is to increase

communication. I want to get the most out of this year that I possibly can, and I want to make sure

everything gets done, especially Monthly Report Forms (MRFs), which are very easy to complete, yet

many clubs forget to do it. In order to provide service to the best of our abilities, we need to maintain and

improve the connections between clubs in our division by using tools such as Skype/Google Hangouts,

face to face contact through Divisional Council Meetings (DCMs), and phone calls in addition to standard

communication devices like email and social media.

This will make communication more genuine and efficient, therefore making it easier to unite on common

goals. Thanks for reading, and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!

Greetings my fellow Key Clubbers! As your Division 5 Lieutenant Governor, I hope to not only serve you in regards to the “nitty­gritty”

aspects of Key Club operations (trust me there are plenty) but also be someone who is more than willing to joke around and share a

good laugh when the time is right.

Division 5: Grace Schuler

In making you aware of things I would like to improve about Key Club, I am no at all attempting to sell Key Club short of how great it

truly is. Even great things have room for improvement, and to this, Key Club is not an exception. However, there are a couple things

that I would specifically like to focus on this year in hopes to improve them. Firstly, I want to educate Key

Club members about the role and importance of the District Board. It is vital for everyone, not just Club

Officers and Advisors, to be aware of the “behind the scenes” aspects of Key Club.

Without the hard work of the previous 90 years of District Boards, the WIUM District would not at all be

what we can proudly call our “home district” today. Secondly, it is a goal of mine to be as open as possible

to questions and comments of any sort from anyone. My approachability via email, text, voice or other

social media is something that I want to make known. Feel absolutely free to contact me in regards to

anything Key Club related.

Hey Division 6 Key Clubbers, my name is Desrye Erickson and I will be your Division 6 Lieutenant Governor for the 2016­2017 Key

Club year. I look forward to meeting many of you and working together to better our community! Let me start by telling you more about

myself. I currently am a sophomore at Wilmot Union High School, in Division 2. Along with being the LTG for Division 6, I am my Key

Club’s President and I lead many committees within my club. Besides Key Club, I am also the head manager for my wrestling team

and I run a food drive for my school. Being completely involved in the couple things that I love is the best feeling in the world. Outside

of school and clubs, I love to be with my friends and family, read good books, or watch any sporting events.

Division 6: Desrye Erickson

Now that you know a little more about me, there are so many things I would like to accomplish

within this Key Club year. First and foremost, I would like to create unity within our division. To

do this I will be visiting and attending your board meetings as often as I can and constantly being

in contact with you all. Another goal of mine for the 2016­2017 Key Club year is to coordinate a

Division Service Project. Seeing that we are in the South Milwaukee area there are so many

things we can come together and work on. The best way to do community service is to do it with

others who also enjoy it.

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

7: Division

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Abby Dollevoet and I will be serving as Lieutenant Governor of Division 7 for the 2016­2017 Key Club

year. I am currently a junior at Kimberly High School. In addition to Key Club, I am a part of the swim team, band, choir, Life Force,

Link Crew, National Honor Society, and the Student­Advisory Committee. Outside of my extracurricular activities I like to travel,

especially with friends and family. I love creating memories by going on new adventures with many different people.

I am so excited to start this coming year with you and cannot wait to see what we can accomplish

together. Division 7 already has an incredible foundation, and I would like to work to increase the

connection between the schools even more. One great aspect about Key Club is the opportunity it gives

you to meet new people and do great things around the community with them.

This year I would like to involve the schools in our division in more division­wide service events. I believe

that one way to make it easier for the schools within our division to connect is to start with the boards at

the club level. This year I would like to start a group chat with the presidents of the clubs from our division

so that it is easier to contact each other, bounce ideas around, and work together on events. I look

forward to working with you!

Hello, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District Key Clubbers! My name is Gene Lee, and I will be serving as the Lieutenant Governor of

Division 8 for the 2016­2017 Key Club year. I currently attend Brookfield Central High School as a sophomore. At school, in addition to

Key Club, I am involved with clarinet, tennis, Student Council, Yearbook, and science competitions. Outside of school, I love spending

time with my family and friends: movie nights, tennis, bike rides, or simply hanging out and talking with friends.

Division 8: Gene Lee

Now that I’ve introduced myself a little, I’d like to present some information about my goals for this year. To

begin, I'd like to increase the connectivity between the District Board and clubs. Prior to the District

Convention (DCON), I was very unfamiliar with the District Board. I wish to change this so that other

members do not feel the same way. Moreover, I want to coordinate a division­wide service project, again

promoting division unity and cooperation.

I am honored and grateful to have been elected as Division 8 Lieutenant Governor, and I look forward to

this new year. Feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns at any time. I am

absolutely thrilled to work with everyone to make this upcoming year the best yet!

Hello, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District Key Clubbers! I’m Sophia Sun, and I’m delighted to be serving as the Lieutenant Governor of

Division 9 for the 2016­17 Key Club year! I will be a junior at Brookfield Central High School next year. Outside of Key Club, I’m active in

a variety of clubs including our school newspaper, yearbook, Science Olympiad, and HOSA. I play golf for my school team at the varsity

level, and our team qualified for state for a fantastic ending to our season. In my free time, I love listening to music (you’ll always find

me dancing to classic Maroon 5 songs in the car), eating cheese curds at Culver’s, and spending too much time on Pinterest.

Division 9: Sophia Sun

My main objective for Division 9 is connection. I see so many great ideas that are limited to just

one school, but I would like to bring together the schools in Division 9 to host community events

together. The more people we can get involved in a service project, the bigger impact our help

will generate. Key Club has introduced me to so many others who are devoted to service and

are willing to donate their time to benefit those in need, and I hope that more people will feel the

same impact I’ve felt from being a part of the Key Club family. It is my honor to serve as

Lieutenant Governor for Division 9, and I can’t wait for another amazing year.

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

10A: Spargur

Division

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Hannah Spargur, and I'm the 10A Lieutenant Governor for the 2016­2017 year. First, I’ll let you know

a little about myself. Aside from Key Club, I'm involved in Sting Cancer, Forensics, Cross Country, and Track. Playing the flute is

another activity I enjoy; I’m not a member of the band or orchestra, so it’s mainly a hobby. In school, my favorite subjects are math

and science, and I expect to pursue a future in this field. Family and friends take up a large part of my life, and I’m always

conscientious to make time for them. I have both a younger and twin sister, and we’re always spending time together. I hope you now

feel you know me a little better.

Now that I’ve introduced myself, I would like to introduce the goals I’m striving to accomplish this year. My

aspirations for this Key Club year are to increase communication, and to have our clubs working alongside

each other. I will be diligent in sending monthly email updates to keep our entire Division informed on

what’s happening both District­wide and internationally. I hope the increased communication combined

with our clubs all lending a hand in service will lead to a successful Key Club year!

Hello Key Clubbers, my name is Megan Voelker and I am Lieutenant Governor for District 10B. I’m excited to get to know and work with

all of you! I am new to the Key Club District Board, but I am willing to learn and follow through with what it is expected and go above

and beyond to serve you.

I love being involved in things including sports, clubs, volunteering, and now a position on the Wisconsin­

Upper Michigan (WIUM) District Board! My main goal for this year is to bring the clubs within our division

closer together through increased forms of communication. I will send monthly newsletters to the officers of

each club through email, and I will also aim to create face to face contact through club visits and Facetime

and Skype calls. I feel that it is very important to be an interlocked system of clubs to tackle even bigger

and better projects. I plan to accomplish this by having our clubs work together such as through a divisional

service project.

Division 10B: Megan Voelker

Along with tackling the big projects, working with the Preferred Charities is a must; they are preferred for a

reason! This year will be a new experience for me working with a division outside of my own, but I am

excited to get to know and work all of you! Thank you for this amazing opportunity and I’m looking forward

to an exciting year!

Hello, Division 11! My name is Emma Lauer and I am your new Lieutenant Governor! I am currently a junior at Eau Claire Memorial

High School. In addition to Key Club, where I hold office as Treasurer, I participate in National Honor Society, Raising the FUNds,

Link Crew, and band. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, figure skating, being outside, cooking, and

being active!

Division 11: Emma Lauer

One of my goals this year is to bring Division 11 together. I know each individual club is doing great

things, but we could make an even bigger impact by becoming closer and working together. Over

the next year, I hope to attend at least one of your club’s meetings and holding Divisional Council

Meetings to encourage connections between myself and the clubs in our Division. If you ever have

any questions or would just like to get to know me a bit better, feel free to contact me anytime! I

can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish together!

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

12: Ethan Tapp

Division

My name is Ethan Tapp and I am the Division 12 Lieutenant Governor for 2016­17. I am a sophomore at Oakfield High

School. I am involved in just about everything my school has to offer. I play three sports: football, baseball, and basketball. I

am apart of National Honors Society, Forensics Team, Academic Bowl, Math Team, and in our schools Youth Leadership

Program.

As Lieutenant Governor I plan on bringing my division extremely close and have a very

strong bond between the clubs. By doing this I hope that Division 12 will be able to bring

home the Outstanding Divisional Unity Award once again this year. Over my past 2 years in

high school, I have learned a lot from everyone around me, and hope I am able to put my

experiences to use over the course of the year.

Hello, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Clubs! My name is Calob Congdon and I will be serving as Division 13 Lieutenant

Governor for the 2016­17 Key Club year. I absolutely cannot wait to meet all of you and work with you to increase all of the

amazing work that Key Club does from one year to the next.

Division 13: Calob Congdon

My main goal this year as the Division 13 Lieutenant Governor is to increase communication.

We may be one of the smaller divisions within the district, but that doesn’t limit the impact we

can make. It is important that we work together and each club does what is expected of them

this year, otherwise we may fail as a division. I will do my best to ensure that our club officers

receive all of the tools they need to run a successful club and that all of the clubs within our

division stay constantly informed on what is happening in our district.

Hello, Division 14 Key Clubbers! My name is Taylor Miller and I will be serving you as your Lieutenant Governor for the 2016­

2017 year! I am so excited and honored to work with each and every one of you. I was most recently the club president for

Marquette Senior High school. During my term I dedicated a lot of my time. I was never one to leave a meeting without

thinking about what was discussed and new ideas after. Over the years I have also been involved in other ways, being a

member in our school’s environmental club, Z­Club & ‘The Pasty’ (yes our school newspaper is called The Pasty). While

doing this I have maintained two jobs working at Culver's and waitressing at a Local diner called Big Boy. As I stay busy and

involved you can always catch me going on hikes or hanging with my friends in my free time, I also very much enjoy the

typical Netflix binge.

Division 14: Taylor Miller

My main for the year is to increase contact and have clubs be as active as possible. I

hope that all clubs stay as active as possible during the summer since service is not

a seasonal thing! I am very excited to meet all of you and I plan to organize some

Divisional Council Meetings (DCMs) during the summer as well as spread the word

about individual club events. It would be great to unify the division through Divisional

Service Projects such as Munising’s color run or Marquette's Cook out with the

Maritime museum. These will be fun events for anyone and everyone to attend, so

look forward to it!

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Lieutenant Governor Introductions

15: Naly Vang

Division

Greetings Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District Key Clubbers! My name is Naly Vang and I will be

serving you as your Lieutenant Governor for Division 15 and I am absolutely thrilled to work with all

of you!

A goal of mine is to get members within the division to know each other

and to use each other to spread and create ideas. We can have the

potential to become an outstanding division that will motivate others. I plan

to put all of the experience I have gained throughout my high school career

into Key Club to make this Key Club year successful. As the new term for

Key Club begins, I cannot wait to get to meet all the amazing people who

are a part of this outstanding organization.

Hello, WIUM Division 16 Key Clubbers! My name is Sarah Anderson and I will be serving as your Division 16

Lieutenant Governor for the 2016­2017 Key Club Year. I am currently a Junior at Escanaba High School where I am

involved with many extracurricular activities including: Key Club, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of

America, Fall Musical, Pep Band, Color Guard, and all while maintaining a 4.0. I also enjoy spending time focusing

of healthy activities, practicing my four instruments, and watching Netflix!

Division 16: Sarah Anderson

This year, I have many goals which I would like to accomplish within our

division. My primary objective is to increase communication. I will utilize email

and social media in order to get the word out about Divisional Council

Meetings and various service projects. In addition, I would also like to help

some of the smaller, newer clubs increase their membership and help them

with new service projects. I look forward to reaching these goals, and working

with all of you to make this a thriving and prosperous year of service! Please

don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments that

you may have throughout the year.

You have my promise that I will work my hardest to inspire, lead, and serve

you, and together we can make this the best Key Club Year yet!

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Committee Chair Introductions

Project Chair: Ben District

Hello, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Clubbers! My name is Benjamin Lilleskov and I will be the 2016­2017 District Project

Chair for the Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District and I cannot wait! I would like to start off with some information about

myself. I am a junior at Houghton High School which is way up in the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. I am an

active member of multiple school and interschool clubs and activities.

This year I am really excited to foster the support of Wisconsin’s Camp Wawbeek and the

Upper Peninsula’s BayCliff Health Center. It is my goal to get as many clubs as possible

raising money for these camps and make it as easy as possible to get people fired up

about helping these amazing organizations. I hope to encourage and inspire many clubs

by sharing and providing fundraising ideas to insure that these camps get the support and

assistance that they need. I am very excited to work with these camps this year and I

cannot wait to work with all of you!

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Strom and I am the K­Family Relations Chair. I am a Sophomore at Gladstone

High School, and I also serve as the President of my home club. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music, and sleeping.

I am so looking forward to getting to know you all and working with you in the coming year.

K-Family Relations Chair: Charlotte Strom

The job of the K­Family Relations Committee is to act a liaison between Key Club and the other

branches of our wonderful K­Family. I’m here to help if you are having trouble getting in touch with

your sponsoring Kiwanis Club, don’t know how to approach them, or would like to get in contact

with a local club of a different branch in your home community. My main goal this year as K­Family

Relations Chair is to finish a very exciting resource for our members. I am working on creating a

booklet that will make contacting and working with your sponsoring Kiwanis Club much easier and

less intimidating. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Hello fellow Key Clubbers, my name is Ethan VanEnkevort and I will be the Membership

Development Committee Chair for the 2016­2017 Key Club year. I am very grateful for being

appointed to this position and I will strive to make this the best year of Key Club yet!

Membership Development Chair: Ethan VanEnkevort

Before I go any further, I would like to tell you a little about me. I am currently a freshman at

North Central High School in Powers, Michigan. I am my class treasurer and have had this

position since my seventh grade. In the next couple of years of high school, I plan on

becoming the Governor for my senior year.

Of course, being on the District Board, I have my goals for my term as Membership

Development Committee Chair. My first goal is to increase membership by 7% in Wisconsin

and Upper Michigan. Second, is to increase awareness of Key Club in my community.

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Committee Chair Introductions

Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Carrie Kroner and I am your Wisconsin­Upper Michigan District Events Committee Chair for

the 2016­17 year. I cannot wait to serve you and help improve the District Board this year! I am a junior at Kimberly High

School. Along with Key Club I also participate in Band, Varsity Golf, Curling, National Honors Society, Life Force, and Project

Green at my school. Some of my favorite pastimes include helping teach golf to kids in the community through summer

school, relaxing, playing the guitar or piano, and watching plenty of The Office and Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.

Events Chair: Carrie Kroner

Key Club has allowed me to grow my leadership skills, form new friendships, and gain a greater

sense of community. It has made volunteering and service one of my passions in life, and I am

excited to spread my love of Key Club to all of you through my position as Events Committee

Chair! My main goal for this year is to increase the use of technology in advertising for our district,

and to make sure that every club receives materials that they can use to promote Key Club at the

club level. If anyone has any ideas or questions about my position, please feel free to contact me.

I am very excited to serve you all this year, and I know we can make Wisconsin­Upper Michigan

an even better district!

Hey Key Clubbers! I'm Olivia Capodilupo and I will be serving as the WIUM district PR/Social Media

chair. I am a sophomore at Gladstone High School in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and I love

basketball, softball, art, and music. Aside from extracurricular like science Olympiad, robotics, and

theater, my favorite is Key Club! I am the bulletin editor of my home club.

Public Relations Chair: Olivia Capodilupo

My job is to spread news, exciting events, and service opportunities through social media and my goal

is to successfully keep everyone informed in the easiest ways possible! It's going to be a great year,

and I can't wait to meet you all!

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Eva, and I am elated to be your Preferred Charities Chair for the 2016­2017 Key Club year! I

will do everything in my power to ensure that my duties are done correctly and efficiently. Before I begin, I would like to tell

you a little bit about myself! I am currently enrolled in Houghton High School as a sophomore. I am in Equality Club,

Journalism Club, Student Council, and of course Key Club! This upcoming school year I will be the co­president of

Journalism Club. I enjoy doing choir and theatre through school and through university theatre. I have been in many plays

such as Brighton Beach Memoirs and Fiddler on the Roof. I have currently been accepted as a sprinter on the HHS Track

Team. Although I am only 15, I cajoled the local newspaper to accept me as a columnist.

Preferred Charities Chair: Eva Nemiroff

As your Preferred Charities Chair, I would like to see more collaboration throughout the district

in terms of discussion and exchange of ideas and fundraising events. This would entail not only

creating resources and connecting clubs to discuss fundraising share ideas. I also think that

face to face communication is important so that clubs can work together to plan events and

benefit the District’s Preferred Charities.

Thank you all so much for being the active Key Clubbers you are, and I am excited to serve you

on the 2016­2017 District Board.

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Committee Chair Introductions

Hi, Wisconsin­Upper Michigan Key Clubbers! My name is Anjali Dvorak, and this year I am serving

as the Strategic Plan & Bylaws and Policies Committee Chair on the WI­UM District Board. I’m

going to work with our parent club, Kiwanis, and our sister club, Circle K, to create a five year

strategic plan for our district. I am excited for this new Key Club year and can't wait to start working

with clubs and the district as a whole!

Strategic Plan/Bylaws & Policies: Anjali Dvorak

As for my other interests, I am in my school’s Science Olympiad, as well as Spanish Club. I sit

second chair as a flutist in the Wausau West Symphonic Band, as well as in our Wind Ensemble. I

have a golden retriever named Holka whom I love very much.

Hello WIUM Key Clubbers, I am Amanda Stickney and I am serving as the 2016­2017 Wisconsin New Club Development Chair. To

begin, I would like to introduce myself! I am currently a Junior at Appleton West High School. Other than Key Club, I am also involved in

Girl Scouts, Math Team, Envirothon, International Club, and have taken a semester abroad at Conserve School.

WI New Club Development Chair: Amanda Stickney

I love helping out with service projects and meeting new people. I have been involved with Appleton West’s Key Club since elementary

school. In the future I hope to follow my dream to study Environmental Chemistry or Biochemistry.

During my term as Wisconsin’s New Club Development Chair my goal is to establish 6 new

clubs in Wisconsin. Expanding the number of clubs in our district will make our Key Club

family stronger and help our district accomplish more than ever before. If you have any

questions or know a place where we should charter a new club feel free to contact me. I hope

to serve our district well this year as Wisconsin’s New Club Development Chair. Have a

wonderful WIUM Key Club year!

New Club Development Chair: May Pat Massopust

UP

Hello, My name is Mary Pat Massopust and I will be serving as this year's New Club Development Chair of the Upper

Peninsula. I'm very excited to have been chosen for this board position and I am eager to begin my work!

Allow me to explain who I am and where I come from, as well as other positions that I have held. I

am from Houghton Michigan and I am involved in many clubs and activities. At my school I am in

the Equality Club, Environmental Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Band, and Choir. In addition to these

activities I am in the Drama Club and the community theatre group. These activities have become a

major part of my life, and have influenced my career plan for my future. One of the best ways to

have fun and accomplish goals as well is to be a fun person, and I plan to bring my amiable

personality into my position as the Club Development Chair to assist me in achieving the goals of

my position.

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